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Published: 2018-02-09T14:42:00+00:00


Jeff Chimenti, John Molo and Roosevelt Collier Reflect on the Grateful Dead


There was a certain charming, funky magic about the Ventura County Fairgrounds, a soulfulness that made even the Grateful Dead’s demanding road crew not grumble too much about the crust of mud once deposited on the stage by the preceding day’s dirt-track race. So it’s the perfect home for the upcoming Skull and Roses shows April 6 through 8 this year, a gathering to celebrate...

Widespread Panic in Birmingham (A Gallery)


Last night, Widespread Panic brought their tour to Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL, for a two-set affair that featured covers of Neil Young, Professor Longhair, The Guess Who, Funkadelic and more. Kinsey Haynes shared some photos from the show. 

Reflections: Yusuf/Cat Stevens Reclaims His Name


When he was a teenager, Muhammad Islam took a risk and smuggled a guitar into his family home in Dubai. At first, Islam, who goes by Yoriyos, kept the instrument hidden from his father, Yusuf Islam—an observant Muslim whose faith complicated his feelings toward secular music—but, around 2002, Yoriyos decided to hand his dad the instrument. And, instead of punishing his son, the simple gesture...

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Radio City Music Hall (A Gallery)


Noel Gallagher brought his High Flying Birds to New York's famed Radio City Music Hall on Thursday night. Wes Orshoski shared some photos from the night. 

Song Premiere: Roots of Creation “Ripple” (feat. G. Love + Melvin Seals)


Roots of Creation with Melvin Seals Photo Credit: Nick Sonsini | Sonsini MediaOn March 9, Roots of Creation will release their latest studio effort, Grateful Dub. The record presents the band’s interpretations of Grateful Dead compositions in a reggae dub style. Roots of Creation enlisted Errol Brown (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Rebelution) to record, mix and co-produce the album, which will be...

Greensky Bluegrass Reveal Inaugural Camp Greensky Lineup with Jeff Tweedy, Mike Gordon and More


Wesley HodgesGreensky Bluegrass have announced the initial artist lineup for their inaugural Camp Greensky festival, and the billing includes Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, Phish bassist Mike Gordon and more.Also included in the lineup are fellow bluegrass outfits Trampled By Turtles, Billy Strings and Fruition, plus Rayland Baxter, Joshua Davis and Cris Jacobs Band, with more artists to be...

Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Full D.C. Show with Guest Larry Keel Including Opener Marcus King Band


Umphrey’s McGee brought their tour to The Anthem in Washington, DC, last night and punctuated the first set with a guest spot from guitarist Larry Keel, marking the band’s first collaboration with the bluegrass musician. Lucky for us, the band offered a free stream of the full show, along with the set from opening act Marcus King Band.Last night's sit in came at the end of set one, when...

I’m With Her: See You Around


The world in which we live is a noisy one. All day, long we’re bombarded, our senses assaulted from this side and that; sometimes it seems we’re going to explode. We need refuge from it all, just to keep sane: an oasis, a safe and quiet place to park our brains and be reminded that it doesn’t always have to be like that. That’s what I’m With Her offers. The trio—Sara Watkins, Sarah...

The Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush Band and Hot Rize Top Greyfox Bluegrass Festival Lineup


The Greyfox Bluegrass festival has revealed its 2018 lineup featuring The Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush Band, a 40th anniversary celebration of Hot Rize, Jerry Douglas, The Wood Brothers and more.The Dry Branch Fire Squad will act as the host band, and Billy Strings will be the artist-in-residence. The festival will take place from July 19-22 on the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, NY.Weekend passes and...

Mardi Gras in NYC (A Gallery)


New York City hosted a number of musical Mardi Gras celebrations earlier this week, bringing the spirit of the Big Easy up to the Big Apple. On Monday night, Brooklyn Bowl celebrated Lundi Gras with a trio of New Orleans artists, John Michael Bradford, Soul Brass Band and Glen David Andrews. Fat Tuesday was filled with its own NYC offerings, with the Blue Note hosting Davell Crawford and...

Widespread Panic Will Headline Two Nights of Inaugural Trondossa Festival


On May 5 and 6, Widespread Panic will headline both nights of the first-ever Trondossa Festival at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC.Panic will share the bill with country renegade Sturgill Simpson (who will also play two sets), Margo Price, Moon Taxi, Hiss Golden Messenger and Big Something.One-day and two-day passes for Trondossa Festival will go on sale Friday Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. ET...

Spotlight: Langhorne Slim


Harvey RobinsonOn a Wednesday night in Nashville, Langhorne Slim is rushing out the door to see the symphony for the very first time—and he plans to look his best. “I’d been looking for a good suit, one that fits and feels right,” he says. “I found it in my buddy’s vintage shop down in New Orleans—brown, beautiful pinstripes. I’ve been wearing it almost daily since I bought it.”...

Watch Lettuce’s Full Mardi Gras Show in Las Vegas


Lettuce celebrated Mardi Gras in some western climes with a party at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on Tuesday night, and the funk outfit didn't disappoint, offering a bit of the New Orleans spirit about 1,700 miles away from the Crescent City. The night featured a slew of funky Lettuce originals and wrapped up with an appropriate cover of James Brown's "Funky Drummer," with Adam Deitch...

Song Premiere: Five Alarm Funk “We Play The Funk” feat. Bootsy Collins


The aptly named explosive Canadian 8-piece collective Five Alarm Funk has been nominated for a 2018 Juno Award by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The group’s 2017 record Sweat is up for Instrumental Album of the Year, with the results to be announced late next month. In the interim, the group has completed a new EP, Boots & Wheels set for release on March 9. Joining the...

Tommy Emmanuel: Accomplice One


It’s been a little more than two decades since Tommy Emmanuel and his hero, Chet Atkins, recorded their album of duets, The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World. Atkins recognized a gift he’d rarely seen in the young Australian guitarist, and bestowed the honorarium of C.G.P., Certified Guitar Player on his disciple. (He’s one of only a small handful to receive the designation.) Today,...

Watch Archival Footage of the Grateful Dead Playing “Dark Star” on Valentine’s Day 1970


Behind life and death, love may be one of the most common themes in the Grateful Dead songbook. From the reflective "They Love Each Other" to the lighthearted romp of "Sugar Magnolia," the members of The Dead always seemed to have Cupid on their minds.This Valentine's Day, whether you're celebrating with your significant other, your friends or yourself, enjoy this "Dark Star" clip from the...

Song Premiere: Galactic “Hold On To Let Go” (Ft. Erica Falls)


Photo by Patrick GrayGalactic will return to the road tomorrow for a national tour that will open in Boston and extend through March 31 in San Francisco. In conjunction with these upcoming dates the band has released a new song, "Hold On To Let Go," featuring vocalist Erica Falls. The group tells Relix, "We have been touring with Erica Falls for over two years so we are very excited to...

Joan Osborne’s Dylanology with Special Guests in New York City (A Gallery)


This past weekend, Joan Osborne and her band hosted Dylanology, a night dedicated to the music of legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, at New York's Highline Ballroom, along with special guests Jackie Greene, Amy Helm and Robert Randolph. The evening featured some Dylan classics and deeper, including "Quinn the Eskimo (Mighty Quinn)," "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,"  "Don't Think Twice, It's All...

See Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s Perfect Reaction to Trey Anastasio’s _Broad City_ Shoutout


Casey Martin Last night in Delaware, Trey Anastasio continued his current solo acoustic tour with a show that featured a special shoutout to the creators of Comedy Central show Broad City, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, and the duo offered a quick response. The nod came near the middle of Anastasio's set, when he paused before the Phish favorite "Cavern" to dedicate the tune to "two of the...

Video Premiere: I’m With Her “Game to Lose”


Photo credit: Shervin LainezThe current issue of Relix features an article on I’m With Her, the creative collaboration of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan. They are about to release their debut full-length studio album, See You Around, which as we’ve noted, “soars through its rich harmonies and stirring instrumentation." Today we premiere the official video for “Game...